DEGRAY Cory Newell

DEGRAY Cory Newell[1]

Male 1946 - 2017  (71 years)

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  • Name DEGRAY Cory Newell 
    Born 29 Jul 1946  Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military 1964  [1
    (USMC) 
    _UID 6A582786ED3AF54088B6F70283995D4AC50D 
    Died 24 Nov 2017  Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • (OBIT: Rock and Roll legend, Cory Newell DeGray, 71, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Westfield to Gail and Newell DeGray, the middle of three children. Cory started playing the guitar at an early age, following in his uncles’ footsteps and as a teenager began performing at Mountain Park. After graduating from the Westfield Trade School, Cory enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Upon his return he went on to work at Pease Chrysler Plymouth and then Taylor Dodge in Westfield. In the fall of 1967, he married his sweetheart, Theresa Dudas and formed his band, Cory and the Knightsmen. In 1974, he jumped out on his own and opened his own service/repair shop on Meadow Street, DeGray’s Service. Most recently, in addition to celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Terri, Cory and the Knightsmen were awarded citations from both the Westfield Mayor’s Office and the Massachusetts Senate for 50 years of rock and roll. Cory was preceded in death by his older sister, Bonnie and his father, Newell. Cory leaves behind his mother, Gail, and younger sister, Marcia, his wife Terri, daughter Korey Bruno and her husband, Tony, their eight children, Nino, Cory, Matthew, Andrew, Karina, Hannah, Camille, and Angela, and his great grandchildren, Sophia and Cory Joseph Bruno. Cory’s funeral will be held on Thursday at 9AM from the Firtion Adams FS, 76 Broad St. Westfield followed by a Christian burial at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church in Westfield, followed by burial at Pine Hill Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-7PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cory’s name to the Knightsmen Band Excellence in Show Choir Scholarship fund or the college trust fund for Cory’s grandchildren, c/o United Bank.)
    Buried 30 Nov 2017  Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Address:
    Pine Hill Cemetery 
    Cory Newell Degray military marker
    Cory Newell Degray military marker

    CORY N DEGRAY
    SGT USMCR
    SEMPER FI
    JUL 29 1946 - NOV 24 2017

    Person ID I53825  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2021 

    Father DEGRAY Newell,   b. 19 Oct 1924, Ffields, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 2015, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother NOYES Gail M.,   b. 5 Jan 1926, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 2020, Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married BY 1946  Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F21362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2022 
    Family ID F49874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Corey Newell DeGray
    Corey Newell DeGray

  • Sources 
    1. [S7240] Internet-Database-ancestry.com-U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2017, Publication Date: 21/ Dec/ 2020; Publication Place: Westfield, Massachusetts, USA; URL: https://www.firtionadams.com/obituary/Corey-DeGray.

    2. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find a Grave Memorial #185508304 11/27/2017.

    3. [S1955] Correspondence-Postal-Katherine (Young) Noyes, 3/25/2004.